Burston Family History
Burston Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Burston in Buckinghamshire Norfolk and Staffordshire which have different origins. The Buckinghamshire placename is from an Old English personal name Briddel + Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’; the place in Norfolk is named with Old English byrst ‘rough ground landslip’ + tūn ‘farmstead’; the Staffordshire placename has the same second element the first being the Old English personal name Burgwine or Burgwulf. English: from the Middle English personal name Burstan Burston (Old English Burgstān from burg ‘fortress’ + stān ‘stone’). Americanized form of Jewish Burstein (see Bernstein ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press